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I have a CRON job that tops up a huge cache table. Normally, it only updates a few records. But the first time it runs in a new installation, it has to load the entire table with thousands of requests to an external API. This gives SimpleTest a big overhead for any minor test in the module.

How can I skip or limit CRON when SimpleTest creates a new installation?

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I assume that your module has some sort of variable to know how far back it needs to fetch data. You could initialize that in your setUp() method.

A module should not have to care if it is executed within a test or not. Instead, the test code should prepare the environment to whatever makes sense for the test.

If that for some reason doesn't work, you can add a variable_get() based check if it should fetch data or not. That might also be useful for local development, not just automated tests.

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  • As far as I can tell, the only way is to write your own signal like this. – Joe Beuckman Apr 30 '12 at 19:44
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I didn't find a way to know directly whether SimpleTest is running. For now, I am checking a role that the module creates for users. If there are no users of that role, I assume its SimpleTest running and limit my CRON.

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This post is old, but for those who still search for an answer, here are the trick :

use the preloadRegistry method, and override the parent one, instead of using the setUp method. Because Drupalwebtestcase::setUp() is calling preloadRegistry before drupal_cron_run()

So, in your test class extending DrupalWebTestCase, add something like this for example

protected function preloadRegistry(){
  parent::preloadRegistry();
  variable_set('activate_mymodule_cron', false);
}

Then in the hook_cron of your module : mymodule.module : mymodule_cron() add this :

$active_cron = variable_get('activate_mymodule_cron', true);
if($active_cron) 
   do_something();
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